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General Operative ROTATING SHIFTS

Canterbury, Kent
£20,500 to £21,500
Job Type
5 Sep 2022

Adecco are proud to be working with a manufacturing company who are expanding their team, see details below:

Job Title: General Operative


Salary: £20,500 - £21,500

(Once training is complete (usually 1 year) you will be earning £23,000) (You could then earn up to £31,000 per year once training is complete and if you do overtime)

Hours: Monday to Friday - rotating shifts of 6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm / 10pm-6am

The Client:

This is an exciting role for someone that wants to learn a variety of skills. Our client has a small team on their Wingham site and is looking for someone that will compliment and work well with the current team.

You will learn one area at a time receiving a pay increase for each area you learn. There are 4 areas to learn which usually take around 1 year in total but could be quicker if you are a quick learner.


  • Overtime available, paid at overtime rate
  • Paid breaks
  • Salary increase each time you learn a new area of the site (4 areas to learn)
  • Progression
  • 22 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Closed bank holidays
  • Birthday off
  • Pension
  • Perkbox Discount platform
  • Westfield Health
  • Yearly attendance bonus
  • Uniform provided - safety boots, clothing, ear defenders etc.
  • Shower facilities on site

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • Working in a small team across the 4 areas of the site.
  • Loading vehicles ready for the drivers.
  • Preparing drivers paperwork with load, location, weight etc.
  • Tipping materials into the shoots.
  • Shunting vehicles around the yard (training given, no HGV licence required)
  • Working in the warehouse picking and packing orders.
  • Using the forklift to reach items off the racking.
  • Hand balling products, could be lifting up to 25kg.
  • Bagging products ready for distribution.
  • Working in the control room to control the machinery on site.
  • Loading raw materials into the machines to product finished product.

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Ideally you will have a forklift licence but this is not essential.
  • You must have your own transport due to the location of the site.
  • You must be flexible to work the 3 shifts of the site 6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm / 10pm-6am
  • Computer literate - not to use word and excel but the machines are computer run (training will be given)
  • Team player
  • Physically fit - could be lifting up to 25kg bags

Next steps:

If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

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  • Job Reference: 704561164-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Adecco
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £20,500 to £21,500
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent